Richard's Speaking Engagements

2017 Workshops and Talks

 

NOFA VT Journeyfarmer Business Workshop, Richmond, VT, January 12, 2017

 

Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Meeting, Fairlee, VT, January 23, 2017

 

Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Cover Crop School, Fairlee, VT, Janaury 24, 2017

 

Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association Conference, Dayton, Ohio, February 9-10, 2017

 

NOFA VT Winter Conference, Burlington, VT, February 18, 2017

 

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, Full Day Business Workshop, North Grafton, MA, February 22, 2017

 

MOFGA 2 Day Business Workshop, Unity, ME, February 26 - 27, 2017

 

 

Past 2016 Workshops and talks:

 

UCONN CT Full Day Business Workshop, Haddam, CT, January 6, 2016

 

Practical Farmers of Iowa Conference, Ames, IA, January 22-23, 2016

 

PASA Conference, State College, PA, February 3-5, 2016

 

NOFA VT Winter Conference, Burlington, VT, February 13, 2016

 

Granite State Graziers Conference, Concord, MA, February 20, 2016

 

MOFGA 2 Day Business Workshop, Unity, ME, February 21-22, 2016

 

 Business Workshop for Stone Barn apprentices, UMASS, Amherst, MA,  June 30, 2016

 

UVM workshop, Burlington, VT, September 23, 2016 CANCELLED

 

Panhandle Fruit and Vegetable Conference, Keynote and Half Day Workshop, Marianna, FL, October 11, 2016

 

Full Day Business Workshop, Future Harvest CASA, Ida Lee RecCenter, Leesburg, VA, November 17, 2016

 

Ecological Farmers of Ontario Conference, Kingston, Ontario, November 30 - December 1, 2016

 

Essex Farm Institute Half Day Workshop, Essex, NY, December 6, 2016. Info at:  https://www.facebook.com/events/325531571148075/

 

National Young Farmers Conference, Stone Barns Center, Pocantico Hills, NY, December 8-9. 2016

2015 Workshops and talks

 

NOFA VT Winter Conference, Burlington, VT, February 14, 2015

 

MOFGA Business Workshop, Unity, ME, February 23 -24, 2015

 

Sustainable Small Farm Online Summit, March 18 - 21, 2015,  http://www.smallfarmsummit.org/Wiswall

 

NOFA VT Business Workshop, Richmond, VT, April 18, 2015

 

NOFA MA Summer Conference, Amherst, MA, August 15, 2015

 

 

 

Stone Barns Center for Agriculture, Pocantico Hills, NY, September 9, 2015

 

UVM Business Workshop, Burlington, VT, October 7, 2015

 

National Young Farmers Conference, Stone Barns Center, Pocantico Hills, NY, December 3-4, 2015

 

Farmstart, Canada Webinar, noon, December 8, 2015

 

Past talks in 2014:

Southern SAWG Conference, 1.5 day Business Workshop, Mobile, AL, January 15&16, 2014

 

 NOFA VT Winter Conference, Burlington, VT, February 15, 2014

 

MOFGA Two Day Business Workshop, Unity, ME, February 17&18, 2014

 

Kansas Farmers Union Full Day Business Workshop, Lawrence, KS, February 22, 2014

 

Cornell Cooperative Extension Full Day Business Workshop, Canandaigua, NY, February 27, 2014

 

CISA, Holyoke, MA, Employee Management, March 4, 2014

 

 NOFA NH, Keene, NH, Full Day Business Workshop, March 8, 2014

 

UVM Webinar on Farm Mechanization, 11 am March 13, 2014

 

NOFA VT, Richmond, VT, Journey Farmer Business Workshop, March 30, 2014

 

Vermont Technical College tour, April 15, 2014

 

Lyndon State College tour, April 22, 2014

 

Stone Barns Center, Pocantico Hills, NY, April 30, 2014 

 

Brooklyn Grange, NY, June 26, 2014

 

NOFA MA Summer Conference, Amherst, MA, August 9, 2014

 

Goddard College, Plainfield, VT, August 25, 2014

 

University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, September 17, 2014

 

NOFA NJ Full Day Workshop, Hillsborough, NJ, November 8, 2014

 

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Conference, Greenville, SC, November 10-11, 2014

 

National Young Farmers Conference, Stone Barns Center, Pocantico Hills, NY, December 5, 2014

 

Young Farmer Network Full Day Business Workshop, Providence, RI, December 6, 2014

 

Past talks in 2013:

 

 Central Ag Conference Webinar, January 3, 2013 10am-11:30am EST,  http://www.efao.ca/

 

NH Small and Beginner Farmers Conference, February 16, 2013,  http://www.sbfnh.org/

 

MOFGA Business Workshop, February 17-18, 2013, Unity, ME http://mofga.org/

 

CISA Business Workshop, February 21, 2013, South Deerfield, MA. www.buylocalfood.org

 

Ecological Farmers of Ontario, February 24, 2013, Cornwall, ON. http://www.efao.ca/

 

NOFA VT Journey Farmers Workshop, Richmond, VT. March 16, 2013

 

Sterling College workshop, Craftsbury, VT. March 21, 2013 

 

The Efficient Farm Office workshop, ACORN, Middlebury, VT, April 2, 2013

  

Vermont Technical College farm tour, April 9, 2013

 

Sterling College farm tour, April 23, 2013

 

Lyndon State College farm tour, April 30, 2013

 

Food Venture Center panel discussion, Hardwick, VT. May 6, 2013

 

NOFA MA Summer Pre-Conference Half Day Business Workshop, Northampton, MA, August 9, 2013

 

NOFA MA Summer Conference, Northampton, MA, August 10, 2013

 

University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, September 25, 2013

 

National Farm Viability Conference, Middlebury, VT, Sept 26, 2013

 

NY Beginning Farmers Learning Network Conference, Latham, NY, October 29, 2013

 

ACORN Organic Conference, Moncton, New Brunswick, November 20, 2013

 

National Young Farmers Conference, Stone Barns Center Pre-Conference Full Day Business Workshop, Pocantico Hills, NY, December 4, 2013

 

National Young Farmers Conference, Stone Barns Center, Pocantico Hills, NY, December 5, 2013

 

 

 

What Others Say


"Richard Wiswall has helped my business become more sustainable. Both his workshops and his book have enabled me to hone my skills in financial analysis, record keeping and all-around professionalism. His firm belief that farms can and should be financially successful provides motivation and encouragement for all of us who make our living on the land."

 

Mimi Arnstein

Farmer Owner

Wellspring Farm, Marshfield, VT

 



 

"It has been such a pleasure working with Richard over the years.  Not only is he knowledgeable about the business of farming, he tempers the hard facts with humour and enthusiasm.  Non-judgmental and generous with his time, we would highly recommend him to anyone wishing to start or fine-tune their farming venture."

 

Joy and John Primmer

Wildstone Farm, VT

 

 

 

"Richard is an excellent speaker and knows the ins and outs of farm finances. The examples we worked through as a group were great!”

 

CSA farmer, WI

 

 

 


Richard Wiswall has long had a practical, effective, and user-friendly approach to business management for diversified farms. He’s shared this approach by consulting with individual farmers and through his excellent book aimed at organic vegetable growers. As the Extension vegetable and berry specialist for Vermont I have seen first-hand how his advice has aided the success of farms, from start-ups to those with lots of experience. In person and on paper, Wiz has a lively style that engages farmers in thinking clearly about a topic that is at the core of farm viability.

 

-Vern Grubinger, VT